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The Hiroshima Cover-up (Part III): When Harry Truman Censored MGM's Movie Epic on The Bomb

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment
Greg Mitchell

One of the great tales of Hollywood "censorship" remains little known today, more than 67 years after it transpired. And who was right at the center of it? None other than President Harry S. Truman.

The Hiroshima Cover-up (Part II): Why the US Buried Shocking Film for Decades

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Only small parts of the movie have been used, only a small number of Americans have seen any of it. A major documentary on the footage, and the suppression, or a feature film, should still be made.

Amber Ferguson

The Most Memorable Presidential Addresses Throughout History

HuffingtonPost.com | Amber Ferguson | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics

Sixty-seven years ago, on Oct. 5, 1947, Americans gathered around their small black-and-white television sets to watch a revolution in presidential co...

'The Truman Show' Is Coming To TV

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 04.14.2014 | TV

Bringing a movie about a guy who doesn't know he is on TV to actual TV? Why didn't humanity think of this sooner! A year after Paramount relaunched...

Confessions of a $20 Bill

John Blumenthal | Posted 06.09.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Thank you so much for giving me First Amendment rights, Antonin, you greedy, arrogant douchebag. Who said I wanted to speak? Nobody consulted me. All ...

Celebrate President's Day With Rare Photos Of Presidents With Celebrities Of Their Time

The Huffington Post | Hilary Miller | Posted 02.17.2014 | Celebrity

What better way to celebrate President's Day 2014 than with a look back at our last 14 men in office and their famous friends? Let's be honest (for ol...

An Enduring Legacy -- The Democratic Party and Free and Open Trade

Simon Rosenberg | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Simon Rosenberg

There can be little doubt, looking back at global architecture established by the leaders of the Democratic Party at the end of WWII, that free and open trade was seen as inextricably linked to the promotion of democracy and political liberty around the world.

What A College President Does While You're Gone

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

This season is full of winter cheer, snow-on-sidewalks and very, very empty college campuses. Titled "T-Pain Misses You," the video above gives a ...

Even the Shutdown Can't Kill Old Republican Fallacies

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Since the government started collecting economic data around World War II, we have accumulated plenty of evidence to measure each party's success at "dealing with the economy" -- and none of it makes Republicans look good.

68 Years Ago: Truman Opened the Nuclear Era -- With a Lie About Hiroshima

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

On this day, Truman informed the press, and the world, that America's war against fascism -- with victory over Germany already in hand -- had culminated in exploding a revolutionary new weapon over a Japanese target. From its very first words, the official narrative was built on a lie.

Countdown to Hiroshima for August 2, 1945: Bombs Readied as Japan Seeks Terms of Surrender

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Japanese cables and other message intercepted by the United States showed that they were still trying to enlist the Soviets' help in presenting surrender terms -- they would even send an envoy -- but were undecided on just what to propose.

Countdown to Hiroshima, for July 31, 1945: Top Truman Aide Opposes Use of Bomb

Greg Mitchell | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

July 31, 1945: The assembly of Little Boy is completed. It is ready for use the next day. But a typhoon approaching Japan will likely prevent launching an attack. Several days might be required for weather to clear.

Countdown to Hiroshima, for July 30, 1945: Eisenhower Protests Use of A-Bomb Against Japan

Greg Mitchell | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

July 30, 1945: Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, commander of U.S. troops in Europe, has visited President Truman in Germany, and would recall what happened in his memoir.

Countdown to Hiroshima, for July 29, 1945: American POWs in Target Cities?

Greg Mitchell | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

The second bomb -- the plutonium device -- was still back in the States. The target list, with Hiroshima as #1, remained in place, although it was being studied for the presence of POW camps holding Americans in the target sites.

Countdown to Hiroshima, for July 28, 1945: U.S. Ready to Use A-Bomb -- Against Russians?

Greg Mitchell | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

A U.S. bombing raid on the small Japanese city of Aomori -- which had little military significance beyond being a transportation hub -- dropped 83,000 incendiaries and destroyed almost the entire city, killing at least 2,000 civilians.

Countdown to Hiroshima, X-Minus-11 Days: U.S. Orders Use of First Bomb

Greg Mitchell | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

In a 1946 letter to Stimson, Truman reminded him that he had ordered the bombs used against cities engaged "exclusively" in war work. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were far from being merely "military" targets.

When Harry Truman Got Actor Fired From MGM Epic

Greg Mitchell | Posted 07.03.2013 | Entertainment
Greg Mitchell

A bizarre, and revealing, postscript to President Truman's involvement with The Beginning or the End was provided by Roman Bohnen, the actor who portrayed Truman in the original sequences.

B&Bs Fit For A President

Posted 02.18.2013 | Travel

If every sign saying, "George Washington Slept Here" were truthful, our foremost founding father certainly wouldn't have had time to fight off the Bri...

Truman, Obama and Israel

Nicolaus Mills | Posted 06.09.2012 | Home
Nicolaus Mills

As President Obama struggles to find a diplomatic solution to the Iran crisis and remain a friend of Israel, he would do well to look at what another Democratic president, Harry Truman, did in 1948 while seeking reelection and dealing with the birth of Israel.

Press Censorship: Famous War Reporter's Historic Scoop Spiked -- for 60 Years

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.31.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

One of the great mysteries of the nuclear age was solved just six years ago: What was in the censored, and then lost to the ages, newspaper articles filed by the first reporter to reach Nagasaki following the atomic attack on that city on August 9, 1945.

66 Years Ago: The Crime of Nagasaki -- The 'Forgotten' A-Bomb City

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.09.2011 | World
Greg Mitchell

No one in America ever wrote a bestselling book called Nagasaki, or made a film titled Nagasaki, Mon Amour. "We are an asterisk," Shinji Takahashi, a sociologist in Nagasaki, once told me, with a bitter smile.

The Day After: America's 'First-Strike' Policy and Why Hiroshima Matters Today

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.07.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Over and over, top policymakers and commentators say, "We must never use nuclear weapons," yet they endorse the two times the weapons have been used against cities in a first strike. To make any exceptions means exceptions can be made in the future.

66 Years Ago: When Truman Opened the Nuclear Era With a Hiroshima Lie

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.06.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

On Aug. 6, 1945, President Truman faced the task of telling the world that America's crusade against fascism had culminated in exploding a revolutionary new weapon of extraordinary destructive power. From its very first words, the official narrative was built on a lie.

66 Years Ago: The Day the Nuclear Age Began With a Bomb and Prayer

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Sixty-six years ago today, the Nuclear Age began with a tragic bang, with the killing of over 100,000 people in Hiroshima, the vast majority women and children. Decades of a costly nuclear arms race followed.

Countdown to Hiroshima 66 Years Ago: Was the Bomb Necessary?

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Sixty-six years ago, U..S policymakers and President Truman made decisions that meant the use of two atomic bombs against Japanese cities was almost inevitable. Then film footage and other evidence of the true effects of the bomb were suppressed for decades.